Co-founders Eric Christensen and Bob Lien both used to work in the field and office at a heavy civil company, and were frustrated with the information gap between the two.
There’s a lot of steps taken to ensure you have the right equipment- calling the dispatcher, talking with the foreman and other operators, all to make sure you know where the equipment is located. We didn’t like having to chase down equipment, and we knew there was a better way.
We like to think of our software as an online magnet board. If you have many pieces of equipment you need a software that will set up specific filters to find each piece of equipment, just like a magnet board.
An example we like to use is when you have a main line pipe crew working in a downtown setting with quad axle dump trucks, which is a couple thousand dollar per hour crew. Then, you come across an un-located utility and you need a mini excavator. Using IVO Systems, you can easily filter the mini excavators, find where one is, create a dispatch ticket and get it to the site quickly.
That’s the advantage of having all this information at your fingertips- no matter where you are.